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Websites of Interest

 

In addition to the websites of our Associates and Advisors
please see the following great websites

 


 

The Anomalist
“The anomalist is a daily review of world news on maverick science,
unexplained mysteries, unorthodox theories, strange talents, and
unexpected discoveries.”
CSICOP Scare – Dennis Stacy
Extraordinary Claim? Move the Goal Posts! – Patrick Huyghe
On Pseudo-Skepticism – Marcello Truzzi

Astrobiology
“Astrobiology seeks to understand the origin of the building blocks
of life, how these biogenic compounds combine to create life, how life
affects – and is affected by – the environment from which it arose,
and finally, whether and how life expands beyond its planet of origin.”

Atlantis Rising Magazine
“Current information on Atlantis, ancient mysteries, alternative science, UFOs, free energy.”

Boundary Institute
“Boundary Institute is a nonprofit scientific research organization
dedicated to the advancement of 21st-Century science. We are
pursuing two deeply-connected research themes, one concerning the
foundations of physics, the other the foundations of mathematics
and computer science.”

Cells Alive
“Cell Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, and Microscopy” with
“Cell Models, HowBig, Mitosis, Cell Cycle, Meiosis, Cell Cams,
Puzzles, Quizzes, Genetics, and Study Aids.”

Center for Consciousness Studies
University of Arizona

“The study of human consciousness is one of science’s last great frontiers. After being neglected for many years (i.e. during a period of dominance by behaviorism in psychology), interest in the science of consciousness exploded in the last decades, with much progress in neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, and other areas. The University of Arizona has been at the center of these developments. The 1994 Tucson conference on “Toward a Science of Consciousness” is widely regarded as a landmark event, and the subsequent series of biennial conferences in Tucson have attracted extraordinary interest. The Center is a unique institution whose aim is to bring together the perspectives of philosophy, the cognitive sciences, neuroscience, the social sciences, medicine, and the physical sciences, the arts and humanities, to move toward an integrated understanding of human consciousness. The Center is unique in its broad spectrum approach. Other groups tend focus either on cognitive neuroscience, philosophy or purely phenomenal experiential approaches, whereas the Center not only integrates these areas, but ‘thinks outside the box’ of conventional wisdom which has thus far, at least, failed to make significant breakthroughs. The Center has also inspired other groups such as the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness and those who organize other conferences.”

Crop Circles – Swirled News
“Informed reports, reviews and commentary on happenings and discoveries in the world of crop circles, provided by the Southern Circular Research organisation.”

Crop Circle Research (German)
[Translated] “Anthroposophy – The wisdom of man: Fundamentals
and medicine. Rudolf Steiner understood anthroposophy to be a
‘scientific exploration of the spiritual world’ which is superior to
both pure natural science as well as an unreflective mysticism.”

Discover Magazine
“Science news, articles, current events and future views on topics such as technology, space, environment, health and medicine. Take an exciting adventure with Discover magazine as it reports captivating developments in science, medicine, technology, and the world around us. Spectacular photography and refreshingly understandable stories on complex subjects connect everyday people with the greatest ideas and minds in science.”

Division of Perceptual Studies
University of Virginia School of Medicine

“I was bold in the pursuit of knowledge, never fearing to follow truth and reason to whatever results they led.” -Thomas Jefferson (1812).
“The Division of Perceptual Studies (DOPS), formerly the Division of Personality Studies, is a unit of the Department of Psychiatry & Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville, VA. The Division of Perceptual Studies (DOPS) was founded as a research unit of the Department of Psychiatric Medicine at UVA by Dr. Ian Stevenson in 1967. Utilizing scientific methods, the researchers within The Division of Perceptual Studies investigate apparent paranormal phenomena.”

EarthTech International
“EarthTech International is a privately funded research organization exploring novel ideas in physics. Our current interests include gravity, cosmology, and modifications of standard theories of electrodynamics, particularly as they may apply to space propulsion and new sources of energy. We strive to translate these ideas into laboratory experiments.”

Edge
“To arrive at the edge of the world’s knowledge, seek out the most complex and sophisticated minds, put them in a room together, and have them ask each other the questions they are asking themselves.”

The Electric-Cosmos
“‘The Electric Sky – A Challenge to the Myths of Modern Astronomy’ by Donald E. Scott. The book that offers understandable answers to your questions about the cosmos.”

Fortean Times Magazine
“Fortean Times is a monthly magazine of news, reviews and research on strange phenomena and experiences, curiosities, prodigies and portents. Charles Fort (1874-1932) was sceptical of scientific explanations, observing how scientists argued according to their own beliefs rather than the rules of evidence and that inconvenient data was ignored, suppressed, discredited or explained away. He criticised modern science for its reductionism, its attempts to define, divide and separate. … He had ideas of the Universe-as-organism and the transient nature of all apparent phenomena, coined the term ‘teleportation’, and was perhaps the first to speculate that mysterious lights seen in the sky might be craft from outer space. However, he cut at the very roots of credulity: ‘I conceive of nothing, in religion, science or philosophy, that is more than the proper thing to wear, for a while.'”

Global Consciousness Project
“Meaningful Correlations in Random Data. The behavior of our network of random sources is correlated with interconnected human consciousness on a global scale. Coherent consciousness creates order in the world. Subtle interactions link us with each other and the Earth. When human consciousness becomes coherent, the behavior of random systems may change.”

GM Watch
“Keep up with the latest news and comment on genetically modified foods.”

Horizon Research Foundation
“Science at the Horizon of Life”
“Horizon Research Foundation is an independent charitable organisation that aims to provide support for scientific research and understanding into the state of the human mind at the end of life. We aim to do this by raising funds for high quality scientific projects, and provide various educational tools such as lectures, conferences and information booklets for the public and health care professionals. The editorial board of the Horizon Research Foundation provides regular updates on current research and books about the nature of consciousness and the mind-body problem. Despite the current prevalence of materialistic (non-dualistic) theories versus non-materialistic (dualistic) ones, this editorial board will provide equal coverage to both since no theory has currently been proved through scientific research.”

Human Behavior and Evolution Society
“HBES is a society for all those studying the evolution of human behavior. Scientific perspectives range from evolutionary psychology to evolutionary anthropology and cultural evolution; and the membership includes researchers from a range of disciplines in the social and biological sciences.”

Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS)
“The Institute of Noetic Sciences, founded in 1973 by Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell, is a nonprofit research, education, and membership organization whose mission is supporting individual and collective transformation through consciousness research, educational outreach, and engaging a global learning community in the realization of our human potential. ‘Noetic’ comes from the Greek word ‘nous’, which means ‘intuitive mind’ or ‘inner knowing’. IONS conducts, sponsors, and collaborates on leading-edge research into the potetials and powers of consciousness, exploring phenomena that do not necessarily fit conventional scientific models while maintaining a commitment to scientific rigor. The Institute’s primary program areas are consciousness and healing, extended human capacities, and emerging worldviews.”

International Association for Near Death Studies (IANDS)
“The International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) purpose is to promote responsible, multi-disciplinary exploration of near-death and similar experiences, their effects on people’s lives, and their implications for beliefs about life, death, and human purpose. Where scholarship does not indicate a reasonably clear position on the origin or interpretation of these experiences, we remain impartial and open to the presentation of varying points of view; however, while all personal beliefs will be respected, IANDS is under no obligation to consider them all equally supportable. Whatever the viewpoint, IANDS never supports proselytizing. IANDS focuses most of its resources into providing the highest quality information available about NDE-related subjects. It is the only such membership group in the world. IANDS publishes a peer-reviewed scholarly journal and a member newsletter, sponsors conferences and other programs, works with the media, and encourages the formation of regional discussion and support groups.”

International Society of Artificial Life (ISAL)
“The International Society for Artificial Life (ISAL) is a democratic, international, professional society dedicated to promoting scientific research and education relating to artificial life, including sponsoring conferences, publishing scientific journals, and maintaining web sites related to artificial life. Artificial Life (published by MIT Press) is the official journal of ISAL, and the biannual International Conference on Artificial Life (ALIFE) and European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL) are the society’s official scientific gatherings.”

Investigating Atheism (Course by Cambridge and Oxford)
“The Investigating Atheism project is designed to stimulate interest, thought and debate on this important topic (one that has rapidly gained a whole new audience in recent years). The website has been put together by a group of academics and researchers at the faculty of Divinity at the University of Cambridge, and at the University of Oxford. The team have no set view on the subject, and aim to give a fully independent, but informed statement about this important subject.” – from Atheistwatch

Koestler Parapsychology Unit
University of Edinburgh

“The Koestler Parapsychology Unit (KPU) is a research group based in the Psychology Department at the University of Edinburgh. Established in 1985, it consists of academic staff and postgraduate students who teach and research various aspects of parapsychology.”

Bruce Lipton, Ph.D.
“Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. Stem cell biologist, bestselling author of The Biology of Belief (2007) and recipient of the 2009 Goi Peace Award, he has been a guest speaker on hundreds of TV and radio shows, as well as keynote presenter for national and international conferences.”

Meta Research (Astronomy Research)
“Scientifically viable challenges to mainstream paradigms. Something has gone wrong in the field of astronomy. Many widely held beliefs fly in the face of observational evidence. Theories go through such contortions to resolve inconsistencies that the ideas can no longer be explained in simple language. Alternative ideas are often rejected out of hand simply because they challenge the status quo. The result… many of today’s theories are unnecessarily complex. Meta Research is dedicated to bringing some common sense back to this field. Here we challenge ideas that have consistently failed to make successful predictions, examine new paradigms, and advocate the ideas found to be most worthy of further consideration and testing.”

Meta Research – Artificial Structures on Mars
“Artificial Structures on Mars: A Meta Research Press Conference, May 8, 2001. On Tuesday, May 8, 2001 at 1PM, Meta Research released findings that provide compelling evidence for the presence of artificial structures on the planet Mars. The press conference was held at the New Yorker hotel in Manhattan, New York.”

Mind-Matter Unification Project
“The home page of Professor Brian Josephson, director of the Mind-Matter Unification Project of the Theory of Condensed Matter Group at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, a project concerned primarily with the attempt to understand, from the viewpoint of the theoretical physicist, what may loosely be characterised as intelligent processes in nature, associated with brain function or with some other natural process.”

The Monroe Institute (TMI)
“The greatest illusion is that mankind has limitations.”
– Robert Monroe
“The Monroe Institute (TMI) is a non-profit research and educational organization dedicated to enhancing the uses and understanding of human consciousness. We are not affiliated with any religion, philosophy, or spiritual practice. We ask only that you consider the possibility that you are more than your physical body. Our mission: To enhance worldwide cooperative efforts in furthering the exploration of consciousness, expanded awareness, and discovery of self. The Monroe Institute provides experiential education programs facilitating the personal exploration of human consciousness. Over the last 30+ years, tens of thousands of people have attended the Institute’s residential and outreach programs, and millions have benefited from our educational materials. The Monroe Institute also serves as the core of a research affiliation investigating the evolution of human consciousness and making related information available to the public. The Institute is devoted to the premise that focused consciousness contains solutions to the major issues of human experience. A greater understanding of such consciousness can be achieved through coordinated research efforts using an interdisciplinary approach.”

Near Death Experiences and the Afterlife
Kevin William’s highly-regarded and widely-read compilation of NDEs, resources, expert commentary, articles, and quotes.

Near Death Experience Research Foundation (NDERF)
Jeffrey Long, M.D., and Jody Long
“The perfect mix of science, community, spirituality and service! If enough people read about love, peace and hope, maybe they can change to become more loving, compassionate people. We can then change the world to become a better place like heaven on earth – as above, so below.”
After Death Communication Research Foundation (ADCRF)
Out of Body Experience Research Foundation (OBERF)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
“To reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so that what we do and learn will benefit all humankind.”

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
“Turning Discovery into Health”

Open Sciences
“OpenSciences.org is a portal for open-minded scientific investigations that go beyond the dogmas dominating so much of science today. The main areas covered include consciousness studies, alternative energy sources, integrative medicine and healing, post-materialist approaches to science and new aspects of cosmology, physics, chemistry and biology. The website includes selected videos, books, journals and links to the websites of open-minded scientific researchers and organisations, as well as a growing number of articles on open questions in science. The website is a project of the Campaign for Open Science, launched in 2014.”

Parapsychological Association (PA)
“The Parapsychological Association, Inc. (PA) is the international professional organization of scientists and scholars engaged in the study of ‘psi’ (or ‘psychic’) experiences, such as telepathy, clairvoyance, remote viewing, psychokinesis, psychic healing, and precognition.”

Parapsychology Foundation
“The Parapsychology Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation which provides a worldwide forum supporting the scientific investigation of psychic phenomena.”

Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) /
International Consciousness Research Laboratories (ICRL)

“The Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) program, which flourished for nearly three decades under the aegis of Princeton University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, has completed its experimental agenda of studying the interaction of human consciousness with sensitive physical devices, systems, and processes, and developing complementary theoretical models to enable better understanding of the role of consciousness in the establishment of physical reality. PEAR has now incorporated its present and future operations into the broader venue of the ICRL, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit research organization, in addition to Psyleron — a company that provides Random Event Generator devices to enable the continued exploration of PEAR’s findings by the general public and research communities. In this new locus and era, PEAR plans to expand its archiving, outreach, education, and entrepreneurial activities into broader technical and cultural context, maintaining its heritage of commitment to intellectual rigor and integrity, pragmatic and beneficial relevance of its techniques and insights, and sophistication of its spiritual implications. PEAR also will continue to provide the scholarly pedestal from which all other ICRL activities will radiate.”

Philosophy as a Science
Curt Ducasse’s online book (1941), full text.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
“Architecture, Business, Engineering, Humanities, IT, Science.”

Rhine Research Center
“In 1930, academic research into the field of parapsychology began at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and in 1935 the Duke Parapsychology Labs were established. Joseph B. Rhine led this department and provided a professional study of parapsychology in a university environment. In 1937 the first Journal of Parapsychology was published to provide for a peer reviewed academic forum to record the work being done in the field, and this journal is still in publication today.

 In 1965, J.B. Rhine retired from Duke University and formed the independent research center named the Foundation for the Research into the Nature of Man (FRNM) in order to continue to explore his interest in ESP and consciousness studies. 

In 1995, the center was renamed the Rhine Research Center, and it continues to follow the original mission in its attempt to produce original research and explore the nature of human consciousness.”

Science Frontiers
“The Unusual & Unexplained. Strange science, bizarre biophysics, anomalous astronomy from the pages of the world’s scientific journals.”

Scientific American Magazine
All of the materialist science news that is too old-paradigm to print, but they usually do anyway. Some good up-to-date-science articles.

Scientific and Medical Network (SMN)
“Founded in 1973, The SMN is an interdisciplinary networking forum and educational charity exploring science, medicine, philosophy and spirituality. It hosts conferences, dialogues and talks in the UK and on continental Europe.”

Society for Psychical Research (U.K.)
“I shall not commit the fashionable stupidity of regarding everything I cannot explain as a fraud.” – C. G. Jung
“The SPR was the first organisation established to examine allegedly paranormal phenomena using scientific principles. Our aim is to learn more about events and abilities commonly described as ‘psychic’ or ‘paranormal’ by supporting research, sharing information and encouraging debate. Our members come from all over the world, and represent a variety of academic and professional interests. We welcome active researchers as well as people who simply want to know more about the subject.”

Society for Psychical Research (U.S.)
“The American Society for Psychical Research is the oldest psychical research organization in the United States. For more than a century, it’s mission has been to explore extraordinary or as yet unexplained phenomena that have been called psychic or paranormal, and their implications for our understanding of consciousness, the universe and the nature of existence. How is mind related to matter, energy, space and time? In what unexplained ways do we interconnect with the universe and each other? The ASPR addresses these profoundly important and far-reaching questions with scientific research and related educational activities including lectures, conferences and other information services.”

Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE)
“A professional organization of scientists and scholars who study unusual and unexplained phenomena. Subjects often cross mainstream boundaries, such as consciousness, unidentified aerial phenomena, and alternative medicine, yet often have profound implications for human knowledge and technology.

Society for Interdisciplinary Studies (SIS)
“Founded in 1974, The Society for Interdisciplinary Studies (SIS) is the oldest and most up-to-date organisation researching and publishing articles on cosmic catastrophes and ancient chronology revision.”

The Trickster and the Paranormal
George P. Hansen’s online book (full text; 2001), articles, and links.
“This book is about foretelling the future, the occult, magic, telepathy, mind over matter, miracles, power of prayer, UFOs, Bigfoot, clairvoyance, angels, demons, psychokinesis, and spirits of the dead. These all interact with the physical world. This book explains why they are problematical for science.”

 
 
 
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